Friday, October 31, 2008

Color it Red, top complete

This is what I have been doing for the past few days, finishing this BOM from Claudia's a year long project, I posted about it back in Jan. a snow day.

I have always planned on making a red & white quilt, this may be as close to red & white as I ever get, but I am pleased with the outcome, my favorite quilts are the scrappy ones.

I am going to be quilting this in four sections, then put it together using the quilt as you go method.
I will have four seams on the back that will need to be stitched down by hand,when finished, but compared to quilting the quilt on my DSM as a whole, sewing by hand is easy.

I have this layed out in the 4 sections with tag on each corner so I know how it goes back together, I also tag the edge so I know where not to quilt.

This is going to be practice piece for free motion quilting, so I'll let you know how that goes. Since this is a sampler quilt I think I will do sample quilting, each set of blocks differently. I'm not very good at free motion, but they tell me practice practice practice. So I am off to give it my best shot.

Happy Halloween Everyone!


  1. I have seen your free motion quilting. You do a great job! I will be posting pics this weekend. =>) Karen

  2. I love sampler quilts and this one is lovely. For a number of years I did samplers by picking out coordinating fabrics and doing four or five different blocks, usually three of each, every month. At the end of the year I put them together. But that was when I was organized...

  3. Great sampler and I love the red! Nice job! And nice to meet you!

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  5. Beautiful use of reds. I'm looking forward to seeing your quilting. (Don't panic. You can always photocopy your blocks and practice with pencil and paper before you sit at the machine. It helps, I promise!)